Variety says that Martin Scorsese is determined to make Silence his next movie. The helmer and Graham King’s GK Films are negotiating with Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio Del Toro to star.
Gael Garcia Bernal is also circling the film, expected to begin production later this year in New Zealand.
The drama is set in the 17th century as two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity.
Silence is based on the Shusaku Endo novel, which was adapted by Jay Cocks. There is currently no domestic distributor for the film.